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RHTM Advisory Board

Advisory Board members are dedicated industry partners here to help students excel to the highest level in their expertise area. The board members work to enhance the quality of the department by expanding educational opportunities, dedicating time and energy to provide feedback as well as financial support to our students, and by contributing different ideas and strategies to our students and department each year. Each board member devotes personal time and provides talent and monetary commitment at an appropriate level based on their capabilities.

 

Advisory Board Members:

 

Martha Axford

Owner

ABC Design and Consulting


Sean Brobson

Store & Space Planning

Tractor Supply Company


Donna Buchanan

Regional Vice President

Macy’s Cleveland District Offices


Donna Burns

Chief Service Officer

Jewelry Television


Sharon Carpenter

National Sales Manager

Ariat International, Inc.


Marilyn Caruso

Customs Operations Manager

Sears Holdings Corporation


President

Destination by Direction, Inc.


Paula Clancy

Owner

Nouveau Classics


Mike Connor

President

Connor Concepts


Jed Dance

Owner

Bacon and Company


Tom Degges

Store Team Leader

Target


Stan Eichelbaum

President

Marketing Development, Inc.


Jim Fein

Director, Event Planning & Operations

New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center


Robert Gibbs

Director

Conferences-Continuing Education, University of Tennessee


Horace Hamilton

Vice President of Merchandising, Retired

Kroger


Janis Holifield

Customer Service Research

Talbot’s Call Center


Ron Houser

Market Partner

Texas Roadhouse


Deana Ivey

Nashville Convention & Visitor’s Corp.


Fred Jacob

Owner

The Pink Bride


Warren Jahn

Director, Revenue Systems Training/Learning & Delivery

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)


John Jankowich

Senior Buyer

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc.


Brian Keyes

Vice President

Connor Concepts


Laurie King

Vice President of Operations, Nashville Division of Kroger

Kroger


Ken Knight

General Manager

Crowne Plaza


Brian Lee

General Manager

Blackberry Farm


Heath Lowe

Store Manager

Walgreens


Steve May

Director of Lynchburg Homeplace

Jack Daniel Distillery


Scott Pejsa

Regional Vice President, Operations

McKibbon Hotel Management


Max Piet

Senior Vice President, Operations

The Meatball Shop


Elizabeth Rafferty

Career Cluster Consultant

TN Department of Education


Mark Romano

Regional Vice President

Pilot Travel Centers


Timothy Romero

Regional Vice President

Enterprise Holdings East Tennessee Regional Office


David Rookstool

Sales Manager

Dr. Pepper Bottling


Brent Scarbro

General Manager

Le Meridien Tampa


April Seggebruch

EVP Operations & Finance

MOVSITA


Craig Shields

Vice President, eCommerce

Jewelry Television


Boyce Smith

eCommerce

Walmart


Charles Starks

Executive Director

Nashville Convention Center


Janice Taylor

Owner

Mind Heart Wisdom Group


Karl Thomas

Owner, Greater Tennessee

Pinpoint HD Media


Jill Thompson

Executive Director

Greater Knoxville Hospitality Association


Dennis Tumlin

Executive Director

Rhea Economic & Tourism Council, Inc.


Susan Whitaker

Consultant

TN Department of Tourist Development


Blaine Wilcox

Store Manager

Belk Department Store


Casey Williams

Store Manager

Walmart


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